Planning Board to Review Two East End Proposals Next Week


A Vacant Lot at 233 Anderson Street For Which Jon Edwards is Seeking a Zone Change so He Can Develop it.  The Parcel is Next to the Rockingham Electric Supply Co.

A Photo of the Tony Award for Best Lighting Design for Broadway Play – “Indecent” 2017 . The Photo was  recently Taken in the Window of Portland Resident Chris Akerlind’s Home. Chris Won the Tony Earlier This Year! – His Second.  His First Tony was for “The Light in the Piazza,” in 2005.   (Has Nothing to do With this Post, However!)

A Rendering of the Proposed Condominium Building at 218-220 Washington Avenue.

The city’s planning board has two east end housing proposals on its agenda for Tuesday, October 10, 2017.

Glenn and Jean Morse, d/b/a 2 Walnut LLC have filed an application for a Zone Map Amendment for a a vacant lot at 233 Anderson Street for which they have signed a purchase and sales agreement.

According to the application, if the change is approved, it is the intention of the couple to build a 12  unit residential building with commercial space on the first floor.The matter is expected to be taken up around 5:30 – and last until 6:30 pm.

The second matter on the planning board agenda is for a four story building with 45 condo units at 218-220 Washington Avenue.  The mix of units has changed slightly from the original plan and will be 21 one-bedroom units, and 24 two-bedroom units.  Parking will be under the building.   The proposal is subject to the Inclusiosnary Zoning (IZ) ordinance.  The applicant has decided to make a fee-in-lieu payment to the Housing Fund.  Bill Hopkins is the architect. The matter is expected to be taken up following the dinner break @ 7:00 pm., if the board is on schedule!  Always a Big If!